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LUMIstar Omega – Microplate reader

The LUMIstar ® Omega is a dedicated microluminescent reader from BMG LABTECH that provides highly sensitive flash and light meter readings. This DLReady certified microplate reader can also be equipped with Simultaneous Dual Emissions for BRET applications and can be further upgraded to a multimode reader.

LUMIstar Omega is a special luminescence plate reader for luminescence measurements, including BRET. It provides highly sensitive readings of all luminescence applications in end point measurements and kinetics testing. Furthermore, the built-in filter and simultaneous emission detection feature help with multi-wavelength detection and BRET applications.
  • Flash, glow and BRET test
  • In-plate measurements up to 384 wells
  • Read above and below
  • Annealing mode up to 45 or 65°C
  • Simultaneous dual emissions
  • Well scan with up to 900 data points per well
  • Sample injection at measuring point
  • Easy integration into automation systems
Features Specifications
Detectability Luminescence (flash and luminescence)
Measurement modes Read above and below.
Endpoint reaction methods and kinetics.
Continuous multiple emission.
Simultaneous dual emission.
Output and input hold ratio measurements.
Microplate form Plates 6 to 384 wells
Microplate holder Compatible with Robots
Probe Low-gain photomultiplier lamp
Ability to customize wavelength Through optical filter
Spectral band Filter
240-740 nm for LUM
Sensitivity LUM
<20 amol/well ATP.
Reading time 16 seconds (96 wells), 47 seconds (384 wells).
Shake Linear, circular, double-circular swing trajectory, time and velocity
User-customizable degrees
Filter the air The system injects atmosphere or vacuum into the reader.
Annealing mode +4°C above ambient up to 45°C or 65°C
The upper heating plate of the annealing chamber operates at a temperature 0.5°C higher than the lower plate. This prevents steam build-up on the lid or sealing gasket.
Software Includes Multi-user Reader Control and MARS Data Analysis Software.
Compliant with FDA 21 CFR Part 11.
Size (WxDxH) 44 cm x 48 cm x 30 cm
Mass 28 kg
Optical filter Wheel with 8 emission filters.
Optical path Upper : light guide bar filled with liquid.
Below: optical fiber.
Reagent injection unit Up to 2 reagent injectors are built-in.
Inject at measuring site (6 to 384-well).
Individual injection volumes per well (3 to 500 µL).
Variable injection rate up to 420 µL/s.
Up to four injection events per well.
Reagent rinse
  • 260/280 ratio measurement for DNA and RNA, purity assessment
  • Quantification of proteins, RNA
  • Cell tests, cell viability
  • Enzyme activity test
  • Protein determination, antigen-antibody test
  • Determination of antioxidant capacity in plant and food samples
  • Monitor bacterial growth